Adam Nawalka has been sacked by Poland after their disastrous World Cup - Reuters
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Poland coach Adam Nawalka will step down at the end of July, following his team’s early World Cup exit.

The 60-year-old’s contract was due to expire after the tournament anyway and the Polish FA have decided not to extend it.

Poland lost their opening two Group H games and were the first European side to be knocked out in Russia.

“We will try to build a national team in a new way,” said the Poland Football Association’s Zbigniew Boniek.

Nawalka, who won 34 caps as a player for his country, said he takes “full responsibility” for the team’s failure at a joint news conference with Boniek.

“Of course I feel responsible that we did not meet expectations, we did not meet our plans, ambitions, our fans’ expectations… that we disappointed.”

A 1-0 win in their third and final group match against Japan was not enough for Poland to avoid finishing bottom.

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